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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2003

AMS 322 • Sport, Fitness, and the Mass Media

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
26375 W
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
AHG 102

Course Description

This is a reading, writing, and discussion course which seeks to examine the relationship of sport and fitness, discover how our attitudes toward sport and fitness activities have changed over time, and how the mass media has facilitated that change. We will also examine various treatments of sports and fitness topics to understand how the general trends of American culture find expression in those media productions. In addition to the required texts, students will be expected to read assigned newspaper and magazine articles and to attend an occasional outside activity such as a film or lecture.

Fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing.

Grading Policy

Assignments and Grading: Three papers 1800-2000 word papers, 20% each Mid-term essay exam, 20% Final essay exam, 20% Class participation is also vital.


Donn Rogosin, Invisible Men Randy Roberts, Jack Dempsey Morton & O'Brian, From Wrestling to Rasslin' Harvey Green, Fit for America Charles Gaines, Pumping Iron or Pumping Iron II: The Women


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